Berkeley native loses Jeopardy! College Championship semifinals

The Berkeley native who made it onto Jeopardy! College Championship this week was eliminated in the semifinals Friday night.

Matt Olson, 20, graduated from Berkeley High School and now is a sophomore at Stanford University.

“I didn’t really do anything special,” Olson said about preparing for the show in an interview with The Stanford Daily. “Because there are so many categories, you have to acquire the knowledge throughout your life. I did memorize world capitals, though.

Soumya Karlamangla is the city news editor.